Adoption is one of the most selfless acts you will ever do. You are making the life-changing decision to bring a child into your family that is not biologically yours — one who needs a home desperately. By filling that need, you are changing your life and the child's life forever. Self Legal Group offers adoption law services in Oklahoma City and beyond. Get in touch to get your questions answered today.
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TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
While adopting a child into your heart is exciting and thrilling, there are a lot of legal steps involved in order to ensure your child is yours forever legally. One of the most important steps in the adoption process in Oklahoma is the termination of parental rights. This is the legal way of saying that the child's biological parents cannot take your child away from you for any reason. A reason must be given in order to terminate parental rights, which is where a competent and seasoned OKC family lawyer comes into play. Let our law firm help today.
Family adoptions are where a member of the family adopts another family member. This can be any blood relative. While these adoptions are often less complicated than international or unrelated adoptions, there are still legal procedures that have to be formalized. In many cases, a relative adoption is more emotional than a different type because of the familiarity with one another of the parties involved. Our compassionate adoption attorneys can help. Call today.
There are many reasons for grandparent adoptions in the state of Oklahoma, and the adoption process is relatively the same. For adoption to occur under Oklahoma law, the child must be eligible to be adopted and the grandparents must be deemed fit to adopt. In many grandparent adoptions, the biological parents have passed away. Parents can choose to terminate their parental rights if their life circumstances deem it so, such as imprisonment or mental illness. Learn more at Self Legal Group today.
Stepparent adoptions are a bit more streamlined in Oklahoma provided the requirements of adoption are met first. First, a stepparent must be married to the child's biological parent for at least one year in order to adopt. Both the stepparent and the biological parent must be present when petitioning for adoption. However, the adoption process can be relatively quick when compared to other adoptions. To find out more, contact our adoption lawyers in Oklahoma today.
DHS FOSTER PARENT ADOPTIONS
Oftentimes, foster parents decide to adopt children, usually the ones they have been caring for a while. Foster parents are those who have agreed to care for children temporarily while they are in state custody. These kids have been removed from their homes due to neglect, abuse, and/or unsafe living s. In addition, non-foster parents can adopt children in the foster system who are eligible. Contact our adoption lawyers to learn more today.
CHOOSE SELF LEGAL GROUP TODAY
Self Legal Group understands that the adoption process can be very taxing and stressful. After all, you want to be 100% sure that your adopted child is yours legally forever. Let our adoption lawyers in Oklahoma City take this weight off your shoulders by handling all of the legalities for you. Call us for adoption law services today.